An Indian engineer from Mumbai who went missing after he traveled to Pakistan on November 10, 2012, has been found. Pakistani authorities have said that he is in army custody and is facing trial.
The news about Ansari was reported earlier by an Indian newspaper, who in turn had found out about him through a news report in Pakistani newspaper Dawn.
DAWN had reported about investigating officer Sajjad Khan (of Kohat police station) contacting the Peshawar High Court about arresting a 28-year-old man Nehal Hamid Ansari and shifting him to the Kohat Development Authority (KDA) police station for interrogation.
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“We last spoke to him on November 10, 2012, when he told us that he would be returning soon as the visit to Afghanistan was not fruitful. However, after November 15, when his phone was not reachable, we lodged a complaint at the Versova police station.”
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Nehal’s father in the past had met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who in turn had given them a positive response.
On finding about the girl, Fauzia, filed a petition in the Pakistani court stating that her son was in Afghanistan in November 2012 looking for a job and had only entered Pakistan to help a distressed girl.
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She further added that her son found out about the girl when they got in touch via Facebook and he then went on to enter Pakistan without a visa on the advice of few Pakistani friends who said it would be okay.